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Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue - Fire Inspector

Posted: 1/18/2022
Location: Tigard

Closing Date: 1/30/2022
Salary: Starts at 4 Year Pay Step, or $7,503.83/month. The maximum step (5 Year) is $7, 868.66/month.



Fire Inspectors at TVF&R provide reassurance to the community that the places people live and visit are safe. If you are ready to join a team of dedicated professionals at TVF&R, consider applying to be placed on the Fire Inspector 24-month eligible list. When vacancies occur during the life of the list, the top candidates on the eligible list will be invited to participate in the selection process. The Fire Inspector performs inspections and code enforcement of existing occupancies of limited complexity including the inspection of installed fire protection systems. The ideal candidates have a high level of customer service, ability to effectively communicate and interact with individuals and groups in a variety of capacities throughout the district; and work independently as well as part of a team.


Example of Duties:

The essential functions of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Inspects existing occupancies, premises and installations to identify and abate fire hazards, deficiencies in fire resistive construction, inadequate fire escapes and exiting and to assure general compliance with state and local fire codes, laws and regulations.
  • Reviews inspection findings with occupants and owners, and develops necessary corrective action plans.
  • Prepares written and electronic inspection reports, notices of violation and other correspondence as needed.
  • Maintains work schedules, records and reports in written and electronic formats and performs other duties using a variety of personal computer software applications.
  • Promotes good public relations. For further details on the essential and secondary functions, see the job description.




High School graduation or the equivalent is required. An Associates or higher level degree in a field related to fire prevention is preferred.


  • Must possess a current ICC Fire Code Certification (ICC Fire Inspector I) by the time of employment.
  • Must possess Fire and Life Safety Specialist I competency recognition from the Oregon State Fire Marshal in accordance with OAR 837-039-0120 within one year of employment.
  • Valid driver's license and maintain a driving record insurable by the District's insurer. For details on the physical demands of the position, refer to the job description. Supplemental Information All official civil service communication will occur via email listed on your application.


Minimum Requirement Review: Pass/fail review of application in relation to minimum requirements. All successful candidates will be invited to participate in the assessment center. Assessment Center: An on-site assessment center consisting of the following components weighted as noted:

  • Interview, weighted 34% of the final score
  • Inspection Exercise; weighted 33% of the final score
  • Written letter composition; weighted 33% of the final score Candidates must score an average of 60% or above in each component in order to pass the examination and be placed on the eligible list. Any score tie-breaker required for eligible list rank will be the application submission time and date stamp.


It is the District's policy to provide eligible veterans with preference as required by law. For any qualifying veterans passing the assessment center, preference points will be added to the final weighted score.


The assessment center is planned for the week of February 28 – March 4, 2022, at the TVF&R South Operating Center located in Wilsonville, Oregon. These dates will be finalized once we have reviewed the minimum qualifications and have a concrete number of qualified applicants. Candidates should plan to spend approximately three (3) hours for the assessment. The assessment schedule will be set after the closing date and will be communicated by email to the qualified candidates.


Candidates who pass the examination will be placed on a ranked civil service eligible list, which lasts as long as twenty-four (24) months. When vacancies occur during the life of the list, the top candidates on the eligible list will be invited to participate in the selection process.


Per the Local 1660 Collective Bargaining Agreement, the entry level Fire Inspector starts at 4 Year Pay Step, or $7,503.83/month. The maximum step (5 Year) is $7, 868.66/month.


All candidates and evaluators will be required to follow District procedures. This includes masking and social distancing. All surfaces will be sanitized after each candidate.


Compensation at TVF&R includes far more than salary! While harder to quantify, the value of employee benefits at TVF&R is a significant consideration in total compensation. For members of Local 1660 most benefits are detailed in the collective bargaining agreement (CBA), including the following:

  • Overtime
  • Trade time
  • Educational reimbursement
  • Paid time off
  • Wellness program
  • Health and welfare

Other benefits are offered to all TVF&R employees, regardless of union status. Life insurance/AD&D/LTD The District provides generous life insurance coverage to full-time employees and dependents, as well as accidental death and dismemberment insurance and long-term disability insurance. There is no cost to eligible employees. Retirement plans TVF&R has a number of plans offered to support the long-term "wealthcare" of its staff. There are four methods of funding retirement savings, some of which are funded by the employee, some by the employer. Together, these plans add a considerable amount to total compensation: Other benefits Other benefits provided to full-time employees include the following:

  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Short-term disability insurance (employee paid)
  • Supplemental life insurance availability (employee paid) • Section 125 flexible spending plan
  • Section 125 dependent care plan

Disclaimer: This is a general description of the benefits offered through employment with TVF&R, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy. In the event of any incorrect information, applicable laws, rules, collective bargaining agreements or official plan documents will prevail. TVF&R is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to attract a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve in order to deliver safe and professional service to our citizens.


How to apply:

Please complete an online application here: